Police stepping up patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour

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News from Northumbria Police

Police in Amble have stepped up patrols to tackle youth anti-social behaviour.

Neighbourhood officers have responded following an increase in reports of nuisance behaviour in the town.

North Northumberland Inspector Liz Hall.

North Northumberland Inspector Liz Hall.

Officers have been patrolling areas where incidents have been previously reported and taken positive action.

Police Community Support Officer for Amble, Darin Fawcett, said: “We know it’s only a handful of youngsters who are responsible for causing a nuisance in Amble.

“It’s important that we nip this in the bud to tackle it effectively and over the last couple of weeks we’ve been focusing our efforts on this problem.

“We’ve issued banning letters stopping two young people from the caravan park, and one of these has been charged with harassment. Another individual has been reported for summons for a disorder incident.

“Following reports of motorbike ASB, one rider was issued with a Section 59 warning. This informs them that if they continue to ride their motorbike in an anti-social or dangerous manner and receive a second warning within 12 months their bike can be seized by police and may be crushed.

“We’ve conducted 11 home visits and spoken to the parents of these young people to inform them that their child’s behaviour is not acceptable and has come to our notice. In addition, two letters have also been sent to the parents of youth causing disorder.”

Police are also working with partner agencies in the area, including youth workers, to look at what local diversionary activities are available.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: “We take anti-social behaviour reports seriously as we know it can impact on the quality of life for residents. We will continue to carry out patrols and monitor the situation while working with our partners.”

Anyone with concerns should contact police by calling 101.